City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
City Clerk — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 410 (53 P.S. § 41410); 3rd Class § 1301 et seq. (53 P.S. § 36301 et seq.).
City Solicitor — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 410(b) (53 P.S. § 41410(b); 3rd Class § 1601 et seq. (53 P.S. § 36601 et seq.).
Officers and employees — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 601 et seq. (53 P.S. § 41601 et seq.); 3rd Class § 901 et seq. (53 P.S. § 35901 et seq.).
Council to control boards, commissions, etc. — See ADM. 111.05.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 106, passed 1-12-1962]
Council shall appoint a City Clerk as provided by law, at the time and in the manner provided by Section 1301 of the Third Class City Code. The City Clerk shall serve as Clerk to Council, keep its minutes and records, record its proceedings, maintain and compile its ordinances and resolutions as required by law and perform such functions as may be required of him by law. The City Clerk shall have such assistants and employees as Council may by ordinance provide.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 107.A.1, passed 1-12-1962]
The Mayor shall appoint a City Solicitor with the advice and consent of Council. The duties and responsibilities of the City Solicitor shall be those set forth in Article XVI of the Third Class City Code, and such other duties and functions consistent with the same that Council may by ordinance provide.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 107.A.2, passed 1-12-1962]
The City Solicitor shall appoint all assistants and employees of his office whose number and compensation shall be fixed by budgetary provisions, and who, in all other respects, shall be considered employees of the City, provided that an Assistant City Solicitor shall be chosen by the City Solicitor from two names submitted to the City Solicitor by Council.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 108, passed 1-12-1962]
The City Treasurer, City Controller, City Clerk and City Solicitor, except as provided in Section 115.03, shall each appoint all assistants and employees of his office, whose number and compensation shall be fixed as Council, by budgetary provisions, provides, and who, in all other respects, shall be considered employees of the City.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 109, passed 1-12-1962]
Council may create such staff positions for any board, commission or other advisory body as may have been established and establish the compensation thereof. When any staff positions have been authorized for any such board, commission or advisory body, such staff positions shall be filled by such board, commission or advisory body. Any person so employed shall be subject to removal from his position by such board, commission or advisory body upon written notice of same delivered to and approved by Council.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 110, passed 1-12-1962]
Council may by ordinance assign the responsibility for performance of staff duties of any board, commission or other advisory body to any administrative department of the City, and upon such assignment the director of such department shall assign such personnel to these duties as may be required. Employees so assigned shall be governed by the department head who will assume responsibility for their job performance. He shall exercise normal departmental authority, including the responsibility for determining the fitness and ability of all such employees, and he shall be responsible for their retention or dismissal on the basis of job performance, subject only to the approval of the Mayor.
[Ord. 14-1962 § 1, passed 5-2-1962; Ord. 64-1964 § 1, passed 12-9-1964; Ord. 82-1971 § 2, passed 12-29-1971]
The responsibility for the performance of staff duties of the following boards, commissions or advisory bodies is assigned to the following offices or administrative departments of the City in accordance with the provisions of Section 115.06:
(a) 
Assigned to the Department of Public Safety:
Building Code Commission
Electrical Code Commission
Traffic Commission
Civic Smoke Abatement Board
Smoke Abatement Appeals Board
Board of Engineering License Examiners
Plumbing Board
Plumbing License Examining Board
Housing Code Advisory Board
Board of Health
(b) 
Assigned to the Department of Public Works, Property and Parks:
Shade Tree Commission
Perry Memorial House Commission
Municipal Golf Commission
Parks and Playground Advisory Commission
(c) 
Assigned to the office of the Mayor:
Civil Service Board A and B
Civil Service Board C
City Planning Commission
Zoning Hearing Board
The duties and functions of the former Bureau of City Planning and the property and equipment of the same are hereby transferred to the City Planning Commission in the office of the Mayor
(d) 
Assigned to the office of the City Treasurer:
Sinking Fund Commission
(e) 
Assigned to the office of the City Controller:
City of Erie Officers' and Employees' Retirement Board
(f) 
Assigned to Council:
Erie Port Commission
[Ord. 2-1962 § 111, passed 1-12-1962]
All staff employees of any board, commission or other advisory body shall be employees of the City and subject to all personnel requirements, duties, rules, regulations and qualifications that the City may require of other employees, and they shall be entitled to all privileges and benefits of such employees.
[Ord. 14-1962 § 1, passed 5-2-1962]
All boards, commissions and other advisory bodies shall continue to perform and exercise the duties and powers vested in or imposed upon them by ordinance or general law as heretofore.
[Ord. 43-1963 § 1, passed 11-13-1963]
Council may in its discretion require any City officer to prepare and submit sworn statements regarding his official duties in the performance thereof, and may otherwise investigate the conduct of any department, office or agency of the City government. However, no officer or employee of the City shall be terminated or otherwise disciplined for appearing as a witness and giving testimony when required by Council in the conduct of any official investigation hereunder.
[Ord. 54-2005, passed 9-22-2005]
All employees shall be appointed, hired, promoted and/or advanced based on qualifications and the ability to perform the job, without regard to personal influences they may have within or without City Government and in keeping with equal opportunity and other employment laws for all applicants applying for employment with the City of Erie.
(a) 
No public official or public employee shall influence the appointment, hiring, promotion and/or advancement of a relative or a member of his/her direct family to a City of Erie position.
(b) 
No public official or public employee shall have a relative or a family member under his/her direct supervision or control.
(c) 
Family members or relatives are defined as spouse, parent, parent-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, co-inhabiting individual, or any step relative in any of the foregoing categories.
(d) 
Family members or relatives presently in the employ of the City of Erie who fall into the categories outlined in sub-section (c) of this policy shall be unaffected by this policy. This policy shall apply to all future employment to positions with the City of Erie.
(e) 
Nepotism for purposes of this policy shall mean favoring relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities to perform the job responsibilities of their respective positions with the City of Erie.
(f) 
Noncompliance with this policy may result in the termination of affected employees in accordance with the City of Erie personnel procedures and applicable law.